LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Seven more wins solidified California’s Norco as the top team in the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 poll.
The (21-0) Cougars edged No. 5 Los Alamitos, 1-0, in the semifinals of the Michelle Carew Classic, then blanked previously-ranked Orange Lutheran, 4-0, in the championship game to highlight their unbeaten week.
Arizona’s Pinnacle (26-1) and North Carolina’s Cape Fear (16-0) each won twice to continue in second and third, respectively, in an unchanged top three. Bishop O’Connell (16-0) surged two places on the strength of a 4-0 week, ahead of Los Alamitos (17-3), who won five, but had the aforementioned shutout loss to Norco.
Coral Springs Charter (19-1) and Johnson (22-1) both improved their standing three places, while La Cueva (17-0), Stockdale (17-0) and Woodinville (9-0) all joined them in the top 10.
No. 11 Bentonville (20-1) and No. 14 Deer Park (25-4) were the other two schools with four victories during the week, while poll newcomers Lexington, Cibola, Ballard and Carroll have a combined 97-2-1 record this season and debut as a group in spots 19-22.
Florida’s Fort Myers and Lakewood Ranch, North Carolina’s Enka and Kentucky’s Scott County dropped out this week.
State rankings submitted by NFCA member coaches are used to compile the USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25.
USA Today Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 Poll – April 13, 2017
|3||Cape Fear (N.C.)||16-0||3|
|4||Bishop O’Connell (Va.)||16-0||6|
|5||Los Alamitos (Calif.)||17-3||5|
|6||Coral Springs Charter (Fla.)||19-1||9|
|8||La Cueva (N.M.)||17-0||11|
|12||Desert Ridge (Ariz.)||18-2||17|
|13||South Granville (N.C.)||13-0||19|
|14||Deer Park (Texas)||25-4||20|
|18||Westminster Christian (Ala.)||33-2-1||25|
|24||Spain Park (Ala.)||33-3||7|
Dropped out: Fort Myers (Fla.), Lakewood Ranch (Fla.), Enka (N.C.) and Scott County (Ky.).